‘The Bachelor’: Cassie Randolph Admits This Is ‘Overwhelming’

It’s only been a year since Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph first met on The Bachelor. But, in that short amount of time, Randolph’s life has completely changed. When she broke things off with Underwood shortly before the infamous fantasy suite overnight date, he was devastated enough to jump a huge fence for her and quit the show. Ultimately, Underwood won her over by terminating his other two relationships to pursue her exclusively, and her life hasn’t been the same since.

The Bachelor alums Cassie Randolph & Colton Underwood attend the MTV movie and TV awards
Cassie Randolph & Colton Underwood | Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for MTV)

Life after The Bachelor

Though Underwood’s season of The Bachelor didn’t end with an engagement, fans seem even more obsessed than usual with his relationship to Randolph. There are constantly rumors that the couple has split or gotten engaged. Furthermore, because there was no proposal, many fans feel compelled to follow along with their relationship with overwhelmingly intense scrutiny. This has caused Randolph to rack up a whopping 1.7 million followers on Instagram alone, which is more than many of the other leads in the franchise, not to mention those were merely contestants.

The pros and cons of instant fame

Having that many followers can absolutely be a great thing. Given the obsession with social media and influencers in this day and age, more followers can lead to a world of opportunities. A dedicated following like Randolph’s can produce fairly decent monetary gain as well as business opportunities, and invitations for free travel. However, more followers can also mean more scrutiny and more attention, not all of which is positive. Recently, Randolph opened up about how the increasing attention she’s received from The Bachelor in the past months has been, at times, extraordinarily overwhelming for her.

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Cassie Randolph gets candid on Instagram

Taking to her Instagram page, Randolph posted a long and heartfelt message which detailed some of the emotions she’s been grappling with because of her tenure on The Bachelor. She confessed that though she and Underwood are happy together, balancing all of the newfound opportunities and as well as a new relationship can be a challenge. “While so much good has come out of being on the show, it has, at times, been a difficult growing experience too. Sometimes it is overwhelming to balance a new relationship, new work, and social opportunities, the demands of grad school/internships, friends, family, and the public eye,” Randolph began.

Randolph confesses she’s sometimes overwhelmed by all the attention

The Bachelor alum continued on to share how fame has affected her. “All times the stress has made me question what the heck I am doing and those close to me have also questioned me as they see me burning the candle at both ends and at times more stressed than I should be. Some of the changes haven’t just affected my life, but those close to me too. Again, I don’t mean to sound ungrateful or complaining about anything…I know I have it good, but it doesn’t take away from the hurt that is caused by people who thrive in negativity and spreading gossipy rumors,” Randolph confessed.

The California native went on to thank those fans of The Bachelor who have been rooting for her and Underwood. “Thanks to those of you who have been supportive and positive, your messages and comments are very appreciated,” she said graciously.

The Bachelor 2020

We can only imagine how Randolph’s life has changed in the past year, but she seems to be taking it all in stride. Hopefully, things will calm down a bit when the new season of The Bachelor (which could’ve starred Tyler Cameron) airs, but until then, we wish Randolph and Underwood all the best.